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The Importance of Flexibility When Picking a Base

A good plan when it comes to leaf-peeping is a general plan. The whole point when you are going on this road trip is to catch the leaves when they are peaking so that you can take in the breathtaking sights of the fall in the best areas for leaf-peeping.

One major mistake that you can make is trying to predict the exact moment that the leaves will peak. When you do that and make a strict plan for a trip based on that prediction for the time and place, you might find yourself disappointed when you miss it.

 

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Knowing How To Haggle A Deal

At Hanna Imports, we want you to make a purchase that is informed and intelligent. Wondering how to haggle your best price? We'll give you a couple of good tips to come prepared with once you are ready to come looking for a new or used vehicle at our dealership.

Know What The Car Is Worth

Before you go look at the car you want, you should know its market value, as to avoid being completely ripped off.

Walk Away From Bad Deals

Simply put, if you don't like the deal then just walk away.

 

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How to Control Pet Hair in Your Vehicle

If you're letting the fear of pet hair in your upholstery stop you from enjoying a car ride with your pet, there are some ways to combat the inevitable spread of fur in your interior.

Nip the hairs in the bud by brushing your pet right before you leave. Cover the area they'll be with a towel or purchase a pet pad made specifically for protecting car seats. It's a good safety practice to keep your pet in a carrier, and this will also help to stop the spread of hairs.

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Signs a Fuel Pump Isn't Working Correctly

The fuel pump is one of the most important components within your vehicle. It is what allows gas to be pumped to the engine in an efficient and safe manner. There are several signs that it is not working properly such as the vehicle sputtering when traveling at high rates of speed in Raleigh.

If the temperature in your car is going up, it could be because the fuel pump is malfunctioning. Other key signs that there is a problem with this component include the car not starting or getting poor gas mileage. If the car won't start, it…

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Countdown to Tailgating Kickoff

Summer is wrapping up and the smell of football is in the air. Before you head out for that first tailgating session, you are going to want to make sure that your vehicle is equipped to host a fun pre-game party.

A tackle box or toolbox is ideal for packing up all of your tailgating essentials. Instead of wasting ice, freeze water bottles the night before to keep all of your tailgating food cold. Then you can drink the water as the ice begins to melt. A large plastic tub makes the perfect receptacle for bringing home dirty dishes. And…
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Why You Should Get Your Vehicle's Oil Changed Even If You Drive Sparingly

Most of us are familiar with the fact that we need to change the oil in our cars after driving a certain number of miles on the road. This interval can be 3,000 miles, 5,000 miles, 7,500 miles or 10,000 miles. It all depends on the age, make, and model of our vehicle.

A question pops up when a driver does not drive very many miles in a year. Do they still need to get an oil change? The answer is a resounding yes. This is why we at Hanna Imports are reminding motorists in Raleigh…
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When There are Signs of Exhaust Trouble, It's Not Easily Found

One of the common and frustrating issues is when your vehicle starts acting different but you can't find the reason that it is acting different. While some people just write that off as something that is in their minds, they could be ignoring something that is going to be problematic down the line.

One example is the exhaust. It can be a little hard to find the leaking exhaust problem at first. However, signs such as popping noises in the engine and vibrating steering wheels are there. One good thing to do is take it to the shop and…

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Emergency Roadside Kit Essentials to Keep You Protected

Regardless of if you are on an extended road trip or simply running errands in Raleigh, you never know when you may experience vehicle trouble. You can drive with supreme peace of mind by stocking your vehicle with an emergency roadside assistance kit.

At the minimum, you will want your kit to include basic essentials such as jumper cables, a first aid kit, a flashlight, roadside flares, tools, and extra bottles of vehicle fluids such as antifreeze and motor oil. During the winter months, it is a 

 

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Payload and Towing Capacity Are Not the Same Thing

As a truck owner, you need to know that payload and towing capacity are separate concepts. Payload is the amount of weight that the truck can withstand while driving around Raleigh. A truck's towing capacity refers to how much it can haul behind it.

Usually, trucks can haul more weight than you can physically put inside of the vehicle. This is important to know because overburdening your truck can result in damage to the axle or other important components. Therefore, you don't want to assume that you can put up to 10,000 pounds in the vehicle itself…

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Guidelines for Safe Travel with a Pet

Preventing accidents and keeping your pet secure while you drive is easier than you might think with the below guidelines. It takes minimal time and money investment to make your pet travels safer. The most expensive thing you might want to invest in is a gate guard between the rows of seats. Another option is a harness restraint that buckles into a seat belt.

For smaller pets, keeping them in a crate in the car might make things easier. Either way, be sure to take your pet on a walk before your trip so that they have less energy to…
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